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Some Women

4.19  ·  Rating Details ·  16 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Over forty essays written by women actively involved in consensual dominance and submission. Professional mistresses, lifestyle leather-dykes, whipmakers, titleholders--women from every conceivable walk of life lay bare their true feelings about issues as explosive as feminism, abuse, pleasure and public image. An indispensible volume for all interested or involved in this ...more
Paperback, First Rhinoceros Edition, 436 pages
Published May 28th 1995 by Masquerade Books, Inc.
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I liked this book and got perhaps more out of it than I expected to, for reasons I'll go into. If what I say below is canted more to the critical than the laudatory, that's probably because I've been in the BDSM scene myself for a few decades now and have become familiar with a lot of the issues & perspectives covered in this wide-ranging anthology of writing.

{It may or may not be germane to anybody reading my comments to know that I'm heterosexual, white, genetically & socially male, an
Freyja Vanadis
Apr 10, 2012 Freyja Vanadis rated it liked it
This is mostly a non-fiction book about the BDSM lifestyle. I would've liked it better had it been about women only.
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May 11, 2010 TammyJo Eckhart rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: books-written
My first non-fiction article was published in this book.
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“Sex discrimination and hate crimes against women don't come from the leather community or its pornography. They occur within contexts like industrial capitalism and marriage that most people take for granted as if they had always existed, like gravity or continental drift. If feminism is going to change the world, it has to focus its critical lens on what most people think is normal, not on what most people think is abnormal.” 5 likes
“Prostitution, perversion, and pornography are intertwined with independence and radical politics in the history of outstanding women. Radclyffe Hall, Colette, Anaïs Nin, Kate Millett, Erica Jong--all of these women used the money they made from writing about sexuality to make it possible for them to live as rebels, dykes, feminists, artists, or whatever deviant and defiant identities they assumed.” 3 likes
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